Awarded to papers published or achievement in the field of the origin and development of heavy oil engines, published by the Institution during the previous year.
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Closing date: 18 March 2021.
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2020 Prize winner: Daniel Neumann
For the paper - "Diesel combustion control via digital rate shaping with modern fuel injection systems" by D Neumann et al.
Summary of paper
Daniel Neumann with his fellow authors:
From left to right: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger (VKA RWTH Aachen), Thomas Körfer (FEV Group), Daniel Neumann (FEV Consulting GmbH, before VKA RWTH Aachen) and Dr.-Ing. Joschka Schaub (FEV Europe GmbH)
This publication discusses various possible applications of the digital combustion rate shaping control concept (DiCoRS).
In a first step, the control approach was used to realize an automatic identification and optimized calibration of complex fuel injection strategies on an engine test bench. I
In a second step, the concept has been investigated in combination with second-generation synthetic fuels, so-called e-fuels with a high alcohol content. It could be demonstrated that the DiCoRS principle can cope with the different combustion behavior of the fuels by adjusting the injection strategy appropriately during engine operation.